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5:45 AM ET, October 31, 2019

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@jack:
[Thread] Twitter will stop accepting all political advertising on its platform globally starting November 22  —  We've made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons...🧵
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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In an earnings call, Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's political ads policy, estimates ads from politicians will be less than 0.5% of company's revenue in 2020  —  As Jack Dorsey announced his company Twitter would drop all political ads, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg doubled-down on his policy of refusing to fact check politicians' ads.
Emily Stewart / Vox:
Jack Dorsey's announcement that Twitter will cut out political ads increases the pressure for Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg to follow suit  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced his company is no longer going to allow political advertising on its platform.  David Becker / Getty Images
Marc Tracy / New York Times:
In a revolt at Deadspin after the firing of top editor Barry Petchesky, at least 7 journalists resigned Wednesday; 6 of 10 staff writers quit in the past week  —  On Monday, the journalists at the freewheeling website Deadspin were instructed by its owners to stick to sports.
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Ryan Glasspiegel / The Big Lead:
Deadspin's interim editor-in-chief, Barry Petchesky, who has worked for the publication for 10 years, says he has been fired for “not sticking to sports”  —  It was a solid bet when The Daily Beast reported that G/O Media management issued an edict to Deadspin to stick to sports …
Maxwell Tani / The Daily Beast:
Sources: following public criticism of autoplay ads from G/O Media's editorial team, Farmers Insurance Group has pulled an ad deal, reportedly worth $1M+  —  The ads were axed after G/O Media staffers at Deadspin and other sites spoke out against irritating autoplay ads …
New York Times:
NBC News Digital employees say they are forming a union of 150 workers with the News Guild of New York, driven partly by the network's handling of misconduct  —  Employees of NBC's digital news division announced on Wednesday that they intend to form a union representing about 150 workers …
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Sources: Walmart is considering selling Vudu, its 15-year-old on-demand video service that lets people rent or buy individual shows or movies  —  Walmart is considering selling its 15-year old Vudu on-demand video service, say people familiar with the situation, a sign of how the digital video business …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
WarnerMedia extends its carriage deal with the UK's Sky, keeping HBO programs in the European markets, and extends production partnership that yielded Chernobyl  —  Production partnership that yielded “Chernobyl” and “Catherine the Great” will now include HBO Max
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Fox has repeatedly failed to credit CNN scoops critical of Democrats because credit would undercut Fox opinion hosts' claims about CNN's credibility and bias  —  Sixth in a series on the relationship between Fox News and the mainstream media.  (Part 1.  Part 2.  Part 3.  Part 4.  Part 5.)
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